Spotlight: Synthetic Botanicals and the 2016 Draft NDI Guidance

Spotlight: Synthetic Botanicals and the 2016 Draft NDI Guidance

Since the FDA released it’s updated draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) and “related issues” back in August of 2016, the dietary supplement industry has been working to understand the guidelines and how, if any of the recommendations listed become laws, the industry will be affected. Continue reading

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Have you seen these new probiotics labeling guidelines?

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have paired up to release a simple, but effective set of voluntary guidelines that address the stability, labeling, storage, and testing of functional foods and dietary supplements that contain probiotics. Continue reading

Highlights: CRN’s 2016 Supplement Consumer Survey

Highlights: CRN’s 2016 Supplement Consumer Survey

For those who don’t know, one of the most anticipated (not to mention insightful) nutraceutical industry reports is the CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition) Annual Survey on Dietary Supplements. Let’s take a moment to review some of the most significant highlights from the 2016 report and discuss how those same highlights may come to shape the dietary supplement industry in 2017. Continue reading

How Not to Name Your Dietary Supplement Product or Company

How Not to Name Your Dietary Supplement Product (or Company)

So you’ve finally figured out what you first dietary supplement product is going to be and who, exactly, your dietary supplement company is going to be. Congratulations! Now it’s time to make. things. happen. Continue reading

Dietary Supplement Predictions for 2018

Dietary Supplement Predictions for 2018

No, there’s nothing wrong with you computer screen and no, we didn’t make a typo. Even though 2017 has only just begun, we couldn’t help but set our eyes to the horizon and consider what 2018 might have in store for the dietary supplement industry. Continue reading

Starting a Custom Dietary Supplement Line

6 Steps for Starting a Dietary Supplement Line

Starting a supplement line is more work than it seems. The reason why? Because putting the product in the bottle is the easiest part of the process.

The hard part is turning a good product idea into a good business, which calls for a much larger set of skills. Distribution, marketing, legal matters, customer service, financial planning and your sales process all have to be in sync for the project to work. Continue reading

What is turnkey dietary supplement manufacturing?

What is “turnkey” supplement manufacturing?

In an industry where who you choose to work with is just as important as what kind of supplement you’re looking to produce, understanding your options and what each of those options actually entails is must! With that in mind, we’re tackling a question that’s constantly being asked by new supplement brand owners – what, exactly, is a turnkey supplement contract manufacturer? And more importantly, what distinguishes a “turnkey” service provider from any other service provider? Continue reading

Top 10 Posts of 2016 Part Two

NutraScience Labs’ Top 10 Blog Post of 2016 – PART TWO

Like we mentioned in part one of this series (which you can read here), 2016 is almost over! To keep with the spirit of the season and to welcome in 2017, we’re taking a look a back at the ten blog post that you, our readers, found to be the most interesting! Continue reading

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3 Tips for Growing Your Supplement Brand in 2017

As hard work and dedication (not luck) would have it, 2016 has been a fantastic year for you and your supplement company. With only a few weeks standing between us and January 1st, it’s no surprise that that you’ve already finalized almost all of your 2017 business plan. You’ve crossed the “T”s and dotted the “I”s, but does your plan dedicate enough focus to growing your supplement brand? Continue reading